• Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument

    Sunset Crater Volcano

    National Monument Arizona

Plan Your Visit

Sunset Crater Volcano
NPS Photo (B.Sutton)
Welcome to Sunset Crater Volcano National Monument. We hope this page helps you plan your trip. Explore the pages below and download a copy of the Flagstaff Area National Monument newspaper Ancient Times if you're planning on visiting either of our sister parks, Wupatki or Walnut Canyon National Monument.

Most visitors drive through the 34 mile scenic loop that winds from Highway 89 through Sunset Crater Volcano and Wupatki National Monuments. The scenic loop leads you from the high Ponderosa Pine forests of Sunset Crater, down nearly 2,000 feet in elevation to the red rocks and painted desert vistas of Wupatki. We hope you enjoy your trip!

O'Leary Volcano

To help you find your way.

Late summer monsoons bring wildflowers

Operating Hours and Seasons

Get information about our visitor center hours.

Aspen in the Fall
Fees and Reservations
Information about entrance fees, group rates, and special use permits.
Aa Trail

Trails and Hikes

Find a hike to fit your interest and ability.

Did You Know?

Aerial view of Sunset Crater Volcano

Legend says that 19th-century explorer John Wesley Powell named Sunset Crater Volcano because its rim of red and yellow cinders suggested the colors of a perpetual sunset.